The death of truth

By Jesse Lee Peterson

The truth is dying in America.

Outspoken ESPN host Stephen A. Smith commented during a recent on-air discussion about the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, following charges Rice assaulted his girlfriend.

Smith strongly emphasized that it is never acceptable for a man to hit a woman, and then said women should also make sure they don’t do “anything to provoke wrong actions.”

Soon enough, the predictable feigned outrages came. Smith’s colleague Michelle Beadle attacked him with a series of tweets: “I was just forced to watch this morning’s ‘First Take.’ A) I’ll never feel clean againB) I’m now aware that I can provoke my own beating.” Beadle also called Smith’s remarks “irresponsible and disgusting.”

Smith apologized, saying it was the most “egregious” mistake of his career. He said it wasn’t his intention to say that women could be responsible for their own abuse. A day after his apology, Smith was suspended by ESPN.

What’s ironic is that before his suspension, Smith defended former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, after Dungy came under fire for saying that he would not have drafted Michael Sam (the first openly gay NFL player) because it would be too much of a distraction. Dungy was criticized; then he caved and walked his comments back.

There was nothing wrong with what Dungy or Smith said. And I will not walk that back!

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In today’s America, feminists tend to view all men as potential abusers and men are vilified for making any truthful statement about women, no matter how careful they are. To say that women never provoke or otherwise tempt men to lash out during the heat of a fight is a lie. There is cause and effect to everything.

Smith and Dungy are just two examples of how anyone who dares to tell the truth about specific protected classes – primarily women, homosexuals and blacks – is punished.

Here are some other notable casualties:

  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger was attacked for using the “N” word while discussing the double standard and usage of that word. The left targeted her sponsors, and the pressure caused her to walk away from her radio career.
  • Isaiah Washington, star of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” was fired for using a gay slur. LGBT groups condemned him and his career flat-lined.
  • Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s private conversation with his mistress was leaked and he was punished with a lifetime ban from the NBA.
  • LGBT groups forced Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich to resign over a donation he made to a pro-traditional marriage group.
  • Food Network TV chef Paula Deen lost her show after it was reported that she used the “N” word 30 years ago!

Others attacked by the children of the lie include:

  • Miami Dolphins player Don Jones: Sent to sensitivity re-education camp for criticizing Michael Sam’s open mouth gay kiss.
  • NBA Star Kobe Bryant: Slammed over his lack of support for Trayvon Martin.
  • Actress Stacey Dash: Attacked for supporting Mitt Romney.

Stephen A. Smith and most of the people mentioned above gave heartfelt apologies – but that didn’t satisfy the enemies of truth.

The enemies of truth didn’t gain the power to destroy truth overnight. They’ve exploited white guilt toward blacks over historical injustices (i.e.: slavery) and used the strategy to silence and shake down white companies.

Then homosexual activists hijacked the “civil rights” movement along with the feminists. Today, homosexuals and feminists trump blacks. And their agenda has nothing to do with improving the lives of blacks.

America was founded on Judeo-Christian values and truth. Yet, Americans are allowing the enemies of truth to destroy this nation. They’re killing the truth, but we have become accessories to the crime.

When the children of truth surrender to evil, it spreads and gets stronger, while our side becomes weaker.

When we don’t build a solid foundation on truth, lying politicians deceive us. When we don’t stand for truth, families fail and kids are seduced by evil. We should never apologize for speaking the truth!

The children of truth must fight back. The Hobby Lobby victory and the “Duck Dynasty” triumph are encouraging. When we put the truth first, good will always conquer evil.

We can replicate these victories by supporting companies that don’t punish truth tellers, and by not doing business with those companies who punish the free speech of Americans.

I know many well-meaning people who let evildoing slide in their personal and business lives for fear of losing something. They rationalize their fear by telling themselves, “It’s not the right time.” The right time to begin telling the truth is right now.

“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?” – Patrick Henry, from his speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”

My question to you is: What’s your excuse? What’s stopping you from telling the truth right now?

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